BLACKSBURG, Va. — Snow of up to two inches is expected in Ashe and Watauga counties on Thursday, according to an advisory from the National Weather Service in Blacksburg, Va.

BOONE — Five months after Appalachian State University administrators announced that they expected to able to identify funds for merit-based raises for faculty, the lack of an enacted state budget bill for 2019-20 has led to an alternate plan for pay raises.

The following information is courtesy of the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Anna Evans Beasley, 102, of Boone, N.C., passed away February …

The Honorable Robert 'Bob' Jordan died peacefully at home, ove…

A High Country program that has been serving students with learning challenges for more than four decades is in need of assistance, and you may be able to help.

North Carolina’s unemployment rate averaged 3.9 percent during 2019. For economists, that rate signifies “full employment” (the nation is at full employment, too, and our state’s rate is not significantly different from the nation’s).

I have been teaching economics since 1967 — 40 years of it at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. During that interval, economic reality has not changed. Just as Galileo’s law about the independent influence of gravity on falling objects has not changed, neither have the fundamental prin…